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Labor groups in Taiwan call for a minimum wage increase up to NT$26,000

Labor groups hold a protest outside the building where Taiwan's two biggest business and industry associations. The groups called for increasing the current minimum monthly wage to NT$26,000.

Currently, Taiwan’s monthly minimum wage is NT$24,000, with a minimum hourly wage of NT$160. 

The labor ministry says it wants to help workers as much as possible.

A review committee formed by representatives of government, employers, unions and experts meets to decide the fate of the minimum wage.

The labor ministry is also encouraging labor groups to sign working conditions agreements with company management representatives.

Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun said she hoped the next increase would be higher than the previous one.


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